Cyclone Idai - Unicef UK's Children's Appeal

Cyclone Idai has left a trail of destruction across southern Africa, putting hundreds of thousands of children in danger. Children affected urgently need life-saving support and supplies. Please donate now to Unicef and help save children's lives.

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It ran from 3:00 PM, 21 March 2019 to 4:00 PM, 17 April 2019

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Over 2 million people, half of them children, are still at risk across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. Thousands are displaced. Homes, schools, health centres and water supplies have been destroyed. In emergencies, children suffer the most. Protection risks increase and lack of nutritious food and clean water puts their health in danger. Unicef is concerned about the increased risk of disease, including cholera, which is deadly for children under five. We must act now to save children's lives.


When disasters strike, Unicef is ready to respond with whatever children need to survive and to help them rebuild their lives. Unicef is working with the governments in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe to deliver life-saving supplies and services to affected children and families. We are providing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), nutrition supplies and psychosocial support for the most vulnerable children.

  • "Our focus is on protecting the hundreds of thousands of children hit hardest by Cyclone Idai and its ferocious flooding. Unicef is delivering life-saving food, clean water, and medicines, and will continue to work 24/7 to support those most in need. "

    — James Elder, Unicef Regional Chief of Communications, East and Southern Africa

  • “Cyclone Idai has hit a population, which was already in despair. The impact of the storm is multiplying their suffering. Thousands are displaced, because their houses are destroyed.”

    — Marcoluigi Corsi - Unicef Representative in Mozambique

  • “In an emergency such as this, children suffer the heaviest impact and are at increased risk of malnutrition and disease.”

    — Michele Paba Unicef Malawi Acting Deputy